Supreme court denies to issue stay of HC on SEC
The Supreme court of India on Wednesday denies to strike out the verdict given by high court in the issue of state election commissioner N.Ramesh Kumar and to give state order. The state government of AP has filed a writ petition in supreme court and appealed the apex court to strike out the orders given by the high court and to give stay order on removal of the SEC. AP government has filed a writ petition in SC on June 1. seeking a stay on the state high court’s orders reinstating Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as the Election Commissioner.
Actually the AP high court has released a verdict that the SEC should not be appointed with any of the recommendations from either the Chief Minister or the State Cabinet and that it should be completely decided by the Governor of the state. Basing on this the AP government argued that the appointment of SEC is not valid as the SEC was appointed in 2016 then the recommendation of then chief minister Chandranabu Naidu. Even the advocate, on behalf of AP government asked how Ramesh Kumar, who was appointed against the HC orders could continue as SEC. The court also agreed with the petitioner's arguments and asked Ramesh Kumar along with defendants to give writ replies within two weeks with complete explanations. Later SC stated that it will hear arguments raised by the government on the latest controversy. Notices are issued to hear the claims from both parties.